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difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for uses are different
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples wou ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Both: Both cause bleeding. The 2 drugs have different indications, however. If one must be stopped, let the doctor who knows you best decide which is less c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Statins: Actually, it depends. Atherosclerosis is clogging of arteries so statins are probably most commonly used to lower cholesterol while antiplatelets eg a ... Read More

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